Fire Science Technology


The Open Learning Fire Service Program (distance learning courses, and one-week residencies each July) adds a high degree of flexibility and convenience to your professional development while maintaining the level of quality and effectiveness consistent with a traditional approach.

The University of Cincinnati's Open Learning Fire Service Program is offered in conjunction with the National Fire Academy 's FESHE Program (Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education).  Students may receive Advanced Standing credit for EMT, Paramedic, Fire Inspector and other certifications. UC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools.

Your education will enhance your promotional opportunities within your department, lateral transfer potential, and post career opportunities with new careers in the fields of fire insurance, arson investigation, fire protection engineering or industrial safety.

We are the only university in the U.S. and Canada to offer both an associate's degree (Fire Science Technology) and a bachelor's degree (Fire & Safety Engineering Technology) in fire science through distance learning.

For more on course syllabi, residencies, and online assignments visit the Curriculum section of the Fire Science website.